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Dan Satterberg

Arraignment for Defendants in 2015 South Park Murder


State v. Emanuel Jaime-Rodriguez, State v. Cristen Parada-Rivera


Arraignment for Defendants in 2015 South Park Murder: Two men were arraigned this morning on charges of Murder in the First Degree for the murder of Celina Petersen, 26, who was found in an alley in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood on February 15, 2015. The victim had been allegedly beaten with a piece of concrete and stabbed with a screwdriver. The defendants, Emanuel Jaime-Rodriguez, 20, and Cristen Parada-Rivera, 22, were arraigned this morning and pled not guilty to the charges. A case setting hearing is scheduled for June 1 at 1 p.m. in courtroom 1201 of the King County Courthouse. Both defendants remain in jail with bail set at $2 million.

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